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Friday, November 24, 2006

Dundee Memories

Dundee Memories. Ian Malcolm was born into a Scotland which has now almost entirely vanished. The crowded, narrow streets of Dundee's Overgate which he describes have been replaced with shopping centres; the trams which rattled through the City Square have long been silenced and Dundee University campus now stands on the site which used to be Hawkhill's busy community centre. In Dundee Memories, the routine and atmosphere of Dundee life in the twenties, thirties and forties is expertly recreated. From his earliest memories as a toddler in a Blackness Road Tenement through childhood fun and games, to evacuation and then eventual employment in Dundee's thriving jute industry, the author recalls in vivid detail the habits and incidents of an almost forgotten time. Dundee Memories.

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